(4 Hours on 4 CDs)
Les Misérables, set in France in the nineteenth century, is a group stories bound together by the life story of the main character, Jean Valjean, a former convict who seeks social redemption by means of good deeds, but is haunted by his past.
This compelling story stars Orson Welles along with a stellar cast in Victor Hugo’s classic novel interpreted and adapted especially for radio presentation by Orson Welles.
The story is told in seven Chapters each depicting an important development in the life story of Jean Valjean.
Chapter 1: The Bishop Chapter 2: Javert Chapter 3: The Trial
Chapter 4: Cosette Chapter 5: The Grave Chapter 6: The Barricade
Chapter 7: Finale
Also on Disc Four: Orson Welles appears on the Fred Allen Program in an amusing comedy version of Les Misérables.
Broadcast by WOR and The Mutual Network from July 23, 1937 through September 3, 1937